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- Laura and Kate Mulleavy, both would be a mineral.
- Stephanie Arnett, philanthropist and former Elite model. "Well, I know I'm not a vegetable, so I'd have to be an animal. Wait--I feel a little mineral coming on." Dsarnett at Comcast . Net
- Janel Palm, mom known for charitable work dressing in a red Vera Wang gown. "I'm an actress at heart and I love a challenge, so... vegetable. Broccoli."
- Maya Polsky, owner of Maya Polsky Gallery. "A boxer--the dog, woof." Suzy Karkomi, retired lawyer and philanthropist. "I would be an animal; a cute dog, too."
- Erica Strama, Senior Manager of Marketing at Macerich. "A lion, the king of the jungle! Or my dog Leroy."
- Denise Hansard, life coach. "I'm a lover, an animal lover. I'd be a tiger; fast and majestic."
- Mickey Boardman, Editorial Director, Paper Magazine. "A pineapple. You know why? They are the international symbol for humanity."
- Robin Richman, Owner of Robin Richman. "Fuck, I'm a mineral."
- Azeeza Desai Khan, Designer of AZZA. "An animal--definitely--a unicorn."
- Jean Berghoff, interior designer and SAIC Fashion Department board member. "Vegetable."
- Chase, Ford model. "Animal." Zach, SAIC senior. "Mineral."
- Laura Kofoid, owner of Laudi Vidni dressed beautifully in Christopher Kane. "Vegetable."
- Maya-Camille Broussard, curator: "Vegetable." Bradley Murray, MBC project curator: "An animal that eats veggies."
- Kristin Mariani, SAIC Profesor and designer of Red Shift in Comme des Garçons with a bit of Margiela. "Animal"
- Brandy Devers, shoe designer. "An animal. Something leather." Derek Zugic, boxer and model. "A Chicago beast, raawwwrr."
- Eva Diaberl, blogger behind Miss Renaissance and pastry chef. "Ah, a mineral definitely. I'm channeling quartz tonight with my coat."
Last week the sisters Kate and Laura Mulleavy of Rodarte flew in to visit with Ikram, tour the studio of Nick Cave and scoop up The Legend of Fashion Award at the annual fashion show THE WALK. While they were here, we had the privilege of driving around with them in the back seat of a cab to talk to them about life, fashion, and the general workings of the world.
One question that came up was (inspired after the 50's TV show on BBC) if they could be an animal, vegetable or mineral, which one would they be? Both of them gave the same answer—mineral—which speaks deeply to their design aesthetic and how they view themselves in their community. So at the gala succeeding THE WALK where they received their award, we asked several Chicago boutique owners, models, philanthropists and party goers that same question. Click through the gallery for their answers.
· Dramatic Highlights from SAIC's THE WALK 2013 [Racked]